New life in iMac 2007 mid. SSD+RAM?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pushwagner, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. pushwagner macrumors newbie

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    Heeey guys!

    I have an iMac from mid 2007, I think it still works pretty well, but I would not mind if it was faster.

    What is the most ram I can get on it? 6gb or 8gb? And which ram type?

    Also an SSD, around 200-300gb maybe? But how do I fix it with the iOS if I insert a brand new SSD?

    Thanks in advance for replys!

    Best regards,
    Pushwagner
     
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Maximum Memory 6.0 GB (Actual) 4.0 GB (Apple)
    Memory Slots 2 - 200-pin PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 SO-DIMM

    Most SSDs will be 256-512 GB, any should be fine. IMO the best method would be to buy a USB adaptor/enclosure for the new SSD, plug it in, run Carbon copy cloner from your hard drive to the SSD, then install it and go.
     
  3. pushwagner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the answer! Can I buy 6gb ram, and plug it in then? Or will only 4 of them work?
     
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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  5. toddzrx macrumors 6502a

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    Bookmark this site for Mac tech specs:

    http://www.everymac.com/

    I understand you want to give your machine a little kick in the pants by going to SSD, but are you sure you want to do it on something that old? What do you use it for? I'd be concerned about other components failing, especially the screen.
     

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